Michial Farmer talks with Nathan Gilmour and David Grubbs about Alan Jacobs’s recent reinhold_niebuhressay “The Watchmen.”

Michael Eric Dyson’s “Cornel West’s Rise and Fall”
Marilynne Robinson’s “Fear”
Robinson’s interview with Barack Obama

2 thoughts on “The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode 195: The Watchmen”
  1. N.B.—I (Grubbs) was feeling specially cranky at some (possibly imaginary) indications of bias in Jacobs’s essay; it is possible (probable?) that what I thought was bias was actually a canny attempt to build a bridge of common concern between Jacobs and his Harper’s Magazine audience. Gilmour and Farmer are far more familiar with Jacobs, and so were, in this episode, in a better position to weigh Jacobs’s argument fairly.

  2. I would push back somewhat on the premise of both the essay as well as some of the characterizations I’ve seen of it in the wider Christian blogosphere.  I think – like Nathan I believe – that he ignores to what extent the set of circumstances he

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